‘SPEAK TO THE WORLD’ is an artistic project that encompasses Photography and Fashion. The background scene is set in the area of Dongqu in the heart of the Taiwanese capital Taipei. The project aims at not being only the state of the art of fashion trends in Taiwan, but also a genuine snapshot of the Taiwanese society.
If you believe that trends born and die in the street, then a great desire to investigate into the process of self-determination will lead you to such state of mind. The way people style themselves, the way they walk, and the way they are, is “communication”. However, beyond the commercial and consumerist features of fashion, the ambition of this project ‘SPEAK TO THE WORLD’ is to provide some fresh perspectives of fashion and society via some stylish subjects found in the street. The choice of the subjects turned into models follows the same process for picking a ‘muse’. In other words, a choice only motivated by the artistic power to awaken sensitivity and expression through some form of aesthetics absolutely deprived from branding and commercial values from clothing. Here, what makes the subject performance so unique is the capacity they have to pass a message: to speak to the world with few snapshots. Indeed, photography is a beautiful dance that requires a mutual exchange between the subject and the photographer, which also means a true partnership in order to maximize the power of image. This sharing moment between individuals creates a dialogue and an opportunity for self-determination through the art of photography and the expression of a short message. This is a real opportunity to highlight the language and the communication power using the appearance, but also using writing, drawing, graffiti, calligraphy skills and all others forms of expression freely chosen by our subjects. ‘SPEAK TO THE WORLD’ is an enriching experience that showcases a form of artistic activism for two French residents in Taiwan interested in the self- determination for Taiwanese people just by using visuals.Fashion is an art movement and its dynamics in Taiwan is an epiphenomenon categorized as a declaration of love to the World, to Fashion and to Art: ‘SPEAK TO THE WORLD’.
在 時尚品牌的廣告荼毒之下，這個計畫的野心在於為時尚和社會帶來與眾不同的觀點。計畫當中，被攝的模特兒同時扮演著「演員」與「貢獻者」的角色。模特兒的選 擇完全取決於我們一瞬的靈感，那些與普羅大眾的美感相異的穿著特別容易觸動我們的「謬思」，他們從服裝打扮中散發出來的訊息，是使他們在我們眼中成為「演 員」的關鍵。攝影是一支舞，至少需要兩個人才能舞出它的美。攝影師按下快門的那一刻，就像創造一段與被攝模特兒的對話，模特兒則透過裝扮，抑或文字、繪 畫、塗鴉、書法及任何表現方式，自由地表達自我。「世界，聽我說」是個豐富的行動藝術體驗。兩個居住在台灣的法國人，請台灣人在一塊小石板上說出他們的心 聲。